Inside the meat plants; work of USDA inspectors.
Run time 18:19Producer U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Motion Picture ServiceSponsor U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Agricultural Research ServiceAudio/Visual Sd, C
December 5, 2011
When was this shot?
I assume(from the cars in the opening shot and the kitchen in which the woman is cooking) that this was made around 1960 - 65 So I'm amazed at all the Mexican food products depicted in this film. Heck where I come from Chinese was only around a few years then and a tamale? we only knew it as "chilly today....hot tamale!" but had no clue what it was. So did they shoot this in south Texas? And what happened to that delicious looking pork in barbecue sauce product? Sure looked good. Never seen that - certainly not in those days. Yum!
And kids - heads up!....this is a sure shot area for a government job...they'll be around forever. Get your app in today!
February 16, 2010
I'm from Philly, and I know what 'scrapple' is!
This is a MUST SEE because everyone enjoys eating commercially prepared meats.
Say kids, if you've never seen the insides of a slaughter house, OR the insides of a slaughtered animal, you're gonna love this film!
My scrapple eating days are long over...but I can report that whatever pork products are NOT used in hot dogs ARE what constitutes scrapple.
Now...Google Jurgis Rudkus, or just go out and read The Jungle by Upton Sinclair!
SPOILER ALERT: Red meat really isn't red...it's gray!
May 27, 2005
What on earth is 'Scrapple'?
Gorgeous movie about why the meat you eat can't be beat! LOL. This is a movie that looks to me like it hasnt screened much, because there's hardly a scratch on it. Anyways, It's all about meat inspectors! And how they examine every bit of meat that is coming to your dinner table! Before you can stop me, This film of course starts at the slaughterhouse, where split open pigs, sides of beef and other unrecognizable pieces of meat slide our way ready to be examined by the meat inspector (great hot dog making scene by the way). Curious that they make a point of repeating that these products contain 'natural ingredients' which may mean that the USDA lets a lot slide now. After this, the film slows down somewhat to go into the lab and we witness several dull experiments. But then towards the end of the film, we see many other meat products, some of which is unheard of today.. Pork Loaf! Liver Pudding! (now THAT'S gross!), Pickle and Pimento Loaf! "And other favotites". Geez Louise! Highly reccomended!